Management Team

Mani Narayan Mani Narayan, the Founder and Publisher of A Daily Apple is an entrepreneur seeking to simplify the way people get useful and relevant information in an age where we are often over-loaded with tons of data. He has helped several successful startups in the past with their Marketing and Business Development. Prior to founding A Daily Apple, he was an executive Marketing consultant at AutoESL where he helped them with the clarity of their marketing messages and lead the outbound marketing effort that resulted in strong sales and eventual acquisition by Xilinx. Before that, he served as Director of Business Development at Blue Pearl Software and Director of Marketing at Atrenta. Mani has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Utah. He is also a contemporary artist who has exhibited in galleries in San Francisco and loves sports, fitness and is a self-confessed foodie.

Kelsey Elliott Kelsey Elliott, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, is the Director of Marketing and Mani's partner in crime at A Daily Apple. Online Marketing expert by day, restaurant enthusiast and popular Bay Area food writer by night, she hones her SEO skills and takes her passion for market-driven menus from the plate to the paper on her website Her writing can also be found on, where she muses on the different aspects of California Cuisine, as well as Scoutmob SF, The Chef’s Directory, and Culinary Trends Magazine. Kelsey attributes Eleven Madison Park in New York City with cooking the best meal of her life, and readily admits to having a particular fondness for cheezits.